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15 Unique Crochet Stitches

Learn the Crocodile Crochet Stitch, Bobble Stitch, Pineapple Stitch, and More.

By: Melissa Conner, Editor, FaveCrafts.com
Updated September 20, 2018
15 Unique Crochet Stitches

Learn unique crochet stitches like the pineapple stitch, crocodile stitch, and more! This roundup of fun crochet stitches is great for lace patterns as well as heavier, cozy projects.

Have you always wanted to learn the crocodile crochet stitch? Or maybe you need to master the pineapple stitch so you can make some doilies for an upcoming celebration...whatever the reason, we have 24 great projects to help you master these fun and unique crochet stitches!

Improve your skills and beef up your crochet stitches list by practicing the crocodile crochet stitch, pineapple stitch, and other crochet stitch patterns with these fun and unique crochet patterns!

Unique Crochet Stitches

Crocodile Crochet Stitch

The crocodile crochet stitch, so named because it looks like crocodile scales, is a great technique to learn if you love making crochet scarves, hats, and bags. With these free crochet patterns, you'll pick up on the crochet crocodile stitch in no time...and will be able to create fun crocheted accessories that are sure to please! Free crochet stitch patterns help you expand your skills and try something new. 

The crocodile crochet stitch is so fun to use once you've mastered the skill. From scarves to purses, this stitch can do wonders in taking your clothing and accessories to new levels.

Learn how to do the crocodile stitch:

Crocodile Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Crocodile Stitch Patterns

Crocodile Stitch Change Purse:  With fun free crochet stitches, design and texture are easy to create.  There's no crocodile skin here, just a sweet little coin purse that's great for brides, mom's, or your best friend! The crocodile crochet stitch does it all - you'll never be bored with the look of your piece.
 
Mermaid Tear Purse:  Free easy crochet patterns like this cute Mermaid Tear purse are a great accessory for you or a friend!  Master the crocodile crochet stitch in no time with this sweet purse pattern, and don't forget to embellish it with a crochet flower! This is a great excuse to show your love of crochet. Crocodile stitch projects are so much fun to make and this purse is a fantastic example.
 
Crocodile Flip Flops:  With the crocodile crochet stitch, you can turn uncomfortable summer sandals into stylish and soft footware that is perfect for the beach and shopping around town! Crochet stitch patterns can turn a boring project into something truly extraordinary.
 
Rio Scarf:  Use the crocodile crochet stitch to create a colorful and fun crochet scarf that is great for fall and winter.  Made with colorful yarn, this crocodile stitch pattern will have all your friends and family asking for a Rio Scarf of their very own!

Rio Scarf

Crochet Bobble Stitch

Crochet stitches like the bobble stitch are a fun way to liven up your crochet patterns. From sweaters to scarves, the bobble stitch makes your patterns pop and gives dimension and texture to your projects.

The bobble stitch helps add texture and dimension to your patterns. Great for children's blankets, sweaters, and free crochet hat patterns, the bobble stitch is easy to learn and fun to use!

Learn how to crochet the bobble stitch:

How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch

We also have a video for crocheting the bobble stitch left handed!

How to Crochet a Bobble Stitch Left-Handed Tutorial

Crochet Bobble Stitch Patterns

Crochet Bobble Sweater:  Use a unique crochet stitch to create a crochet sweater that is great for kids and adults.  Add some texture and style to your crochet sweater pattern by embellishing it with fun bobble stitches. 
 
Diamond Bobble Baby Blanket:  Looking for free crochet stitch patterns for boys and girls?  This sweet bobble blanket is just the thing!  Made with soft yarn, this sweet baby blanket is perfect for new babies, toddlers, and even young kids!
 
Mesh and Bobble Hat Pattern:  Free crochet hat patterns, like this mesh and bobble hat, are great accessories for fall, spring, and winter. This easy-to-make hat shows that crochet stitch patterns can become great gifts for everyone on your list!
 
Bobble Dog Coat:  Need some easy free crochet patterns for beginners?  Try making this Bobble Dog Coat for your furry little friend!  Unlike the crocodile crochet stitch, the bobble stitch is very easily mastered, so you can add lots of bobbles to your pattern with ease! There are free crochet stitch patterns for everyone, you just have to look for them.
 
Shimmering Lacy Bobble Scarf:  Great for Christmas gatherings or as a homemade Christmas gift for a loved one, this scarf and wrist warmer set will not only keep you warm during the holiday season, but will help you sparkle and shine when made with Shimmer Yarn from Red Heart Yarns.
 
Soft Bobble Afghan: Is there anything better that curling up with a warm and coze afghan? The unique crochet stitches used in this pattern add an unexpected texture to a standard project. Give this afghan as a baby shower gift - little ones will love curling up with it!
 
Bumpy Baby Blanket:  This beautiful baby's blanket has a textured stitch that your little one might call "bumpy"! Have fun with this easy crochet pattern from Bernat Yarns.

Diamond Bobble Baby Blanket

Pineapple Stitch

As you review your free crochet stitches, you might come across something called the pineapple stitch.  Perfect for doilies and lightweight scarves, the crochet pineapple stitch is fun, but you get the hang of it.  With these free crochet stitch patterns for doilies, wraps, and more, you'll master this intermediate stitch in no time! 

When you're looking for something a little more formal, there's nothing better than the pineapple stitch. Great for making free crochet doily patterns, shawls, and wraps, the pineapple stitch gives you a lacy look to your work that is perfect for evening attire and soft home decor schemes.

Learn How to Create the Pineapple Stitch.

Goddess Shawl

Pineapple Stitch Crochet Patterns

Pineapple Scarf Crochet Pattern:  With these different crochet stitches, you'll pick up this fun stitch in no time. This pineapple scarf is great for a tropical getaway or a fun way to celebrate summer any time of year!
 
Pineapple Lace Shawl:  Want to try new crochet stitch patterns? This elegant shawl is great for an evening cover up.  Inspired by the doily pineapple stitch, free crochet doily patterns like this can be used for much more than table decor!
 
Crochet Doily:  Perfect for weddings, showers, home decor and more, free crochet doily patterns, like this Pineapple Doily, make wonderful gifts.  This lacy pattern can also be used to add some soft style to your tablescape.
 
Goddess Shawl:  Embrace your inner goddess with this stunning crochet pineapple stitch evening shawl.  Great for a summer night out, this light and elegant accessory is a must have for goddesses everywhere!
 
Sidewalk Shawl:  Fashionable and comfortable, this Sidewalk Shawl is made using the crochet pineapple stitch.  Perfect for those cool fall evenings, this elegant shawl turns a unique crochet stitchino a great addition to any outfit. 
 
Pretty Crochet Doily: Challenge yourself by trying a new pattern with the crochet pineapple stitch. This doily looks beautiful and elegant on a kitchen table. Free crochet stitches can take you back in time and this pattern shows how a simple modification to a pattern can make a huge impression.

Crochet Doily in Pineapple Pattern

Crochet Ruffles

If you're looking for different crochet stitches or just some fun ways to add a little style to your next crochet project, consider learning how to make ruffles! Ruffle purses and skirts are fun to wear and show off...and are perfect for any and every season!

Add some fun flair to your projects by learning how to crochet a ruffle. The ruffle stitch is perfect for scarves, purses, and skirts, and with these free easy crochet patterns, you'll master the ruffle stitch in no time!

Learn how to crochet ruffles!

How to Crochet Ruffle Edging

Crochet Ruffle Patterns

Ruffle Purse:  This sweet ruffle purse is great for summer!  It's frilly and feminine, yet functional and fabulous!  Make one for you and all your favorite girlfriends!
 
Strawberry Truffles Skirt:  What's better than unique crochet patterns?  Free crochet stitch patterns!  This strawberry truffles skirt is great for little girls!  They'll love showing off the sweet ruffles in this skirt and you'll love how easy and fun this project is to make!
 
Formal Ruffle Purse:  Crochet a formal purse for your evenings out on the town with this intermediate purse crochet pattern. This formal purse features a ruffle flap and stylized strap.
 
Ruffle Capelet:  Girls of all ages will love this sweet capelet!  The lacy edging of this project makes is perfect for spring and summer, and little girls will love the unique crochet stitch and bright colors in this fun and fabulous pattern.
 
Double the Fun Potato Chip Scarf:  This thick bouncy scarf will keep you warm all winter long!  Great for showing school pride or team spirit, this crochet scarf pattern is double the fun of a regular potato chip scarf.
 
Deep V Flourish Sweater Jacket: Are you up for a challenge? Use your crochet skills to create a light and airy jacket that looks stunning. The sweet ruffles turn this otherwise boring design into a piece of art. The fashionable look and unique crohet stitches help the jacket stand out.
 
Ruffle Jacket:  Learn how to crochet a ruffle jacket and you'll feel stylish every time you wear it. This free crochet pattern even comes with instructions for crocheting a belt that matches your sweater.

Double the Fun Potato Chip Scarf

Bavarian Crochet

Bavarian crochet is SO stunning, and if you haven't tried this beautiful stitch yet, it should totally be on your radar. Like the standard granny square, this is a stitch that starts in the middle and branches out, making it perfect for square patterns like afghans and baby blankets!

Learn how to crochet a Bavarian square.

How to Crochet a Bavarian Square

You can also learn How to Crochet the Bavarian Rectangle with this tutorial.

How to Crochet the Bavarian Rectangle

Bavarian Crochet Patterns

Bavarian Rainbow Afghan: This is one of the most popular crochet afghan patterns on our site and it's no wonder why! The stitch detail and soft pastel colors are simply mesmerizing.

Bavarian Tote Bag: Work up a lovely tote using this beautiful stitch for all your on-the-go needs!

Bavarian Rainbow Afghan

More of Our Favorite Unique Crochet Stitches

Single Weave and Link Stitch: This stitch can be light and lacy or thick and dense depending on whether you make it with single crochets or double crochets. This is a stunning color changing pattern and would be fabulous for a scarf or afghan!

Single Weave and Link Stitch

Wishbone Crochet Stitch: By alternating front post double crochets, regular double crochets, and single crochets, you can create a stunning textured stitch that is so lovely and eye-catching!

Wishbone Crochet Stitch

Aligned Cobble Stitch: Get that great texture without wonky borders that sometimes result from intricate stitches. This beautiful project gives you all the squishiness with the crisp lines that makes this stitch perfect for afghans, baby blankets, and scarves.

Aligned Cobble Stitch

Catherine Wheel Crochet Stitch Tutorial: Learn how to do this beautiful, classic yet intricate stitch with this helpful photo tutorial!

Catherine Wheel Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Strawberry Stitches Free Crochet Tutorial: Isn't this stitch just adorable? A twist on your standard bobble or popcorn stitch this adorable pattern features bold color changing to create a pattern that looks good enough to eat!

Strawberry Stitches Free Crochet Tutorial

Faux Mistake Rib Stitch Crochet Tutorial: This stitch has texture galore! It's called a mistake but it sure looks intentional. This stitch is great for cozy patterns.

Faux Mistake Rib Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Granule Stitch: This awesome stitch adds texture to just one side of the project, making it perfect for your favorite cozy blankets! 

Granule Stitch

Lacy Trees Stitch: Reminiscent of little hand fans, snowflakes, or trees as the pattern describes, this pretty stitch works well for a variety of projects! Lace drapes wonderfully for wearable garments like shawls, so get started learning this stitch today!

Lacy Trees Stitch

Nettie's Super Simple Stitch: Described as "a stitch pattern that has been used probably since the first hook met hand," this fabulous pattern looks particularly lovely when you change colors throughout!

Nettie's Super Simple Stitch

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Hi there, this page does not include a free eBook. All of the patterns are listed above. Thanks - Julia from FaveCrafts

I am looking for a waffle stitch pattern..can anyone help me please

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I've not been able to download the file for the crockadile stitch either? Is there someplace else I can get it?

I've crocheting & knitting for about 48+ years. I am always thrilled to find new stitches & patterns. I've been unable to download this ebook. What am I doing wrong?

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